June 13, 2024


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Food & Wine: The ideal sandwich in Massachusetts is the clam roll

Massachusetts has cultivated a faithful admirer foundation when it comes to roast beef sandwiches and lobster rolls, but Food & Wine had an additional form of sandwich in brain when it set alongside one another “The Finest Sandwich in Each individual State”: the clam roll.

The publication launched its list Monday, extolling the virtues of making the most of a great sandwich in a 12 months that observed dining routines substantially change.

“Not that we actually wanted to be reminded, but immediately after a year of plenty of quick meals, of park picnics, of standing all around feeding on off the trunk of the car, our appreciation for the sandwich has certainly been refreshed,” David Landsel wrote.

When it arrived time to title a sandwich match for the Bay Point out, Landsel dolled praised on the clam roll, calling it “the very first food we feel of when we assume Massachusetts.”

“The tidal flats up around Ipswich are nevertheless content hunting grounds for the state’s very best sandwich, which is reported to have been invented on Boston’s North Shore,” Landsel wrote. “Plump little bellies are dipped in flour and fried just adequate, that briny flavor bursting forth from a griddled, New England-fashion incredibly hot canine bun lined with tartar sauce, commonly brightened with a sprint of citrus.”

Although he said Woodman’s of Essex claimed to be the clam roll’s inventor, the writer also advised the Clam Box in Ipswich.

As for the other New England states, favored sandwiches showcased seafood, ham, and pancakes. The lobster roll was deemed the greatest sandwich in Maine, even though Connecticut-model lobster rolls were being specified Connecticut’s finest sandwich (naturally). A traditional grinder stuffed with broccoli rabe and sharp provolone cheese garnered praise in Rhode Island. Polly’s Panwhich — a bacon, egg, and cheese involving two pancakes — from Polly’s Pancake Parlor won major marks in New Hampshire. In Vermont, the creator praised the jambon-beurre, or ham and butter, sandwich.

Now, irrespective of whether clam rolls — and lobster rolls, for that subject — can be classified as true sandwiches is an additional issue. (Spoiler inform: According to The Dice Rule, they’re a taco.)

Look at the whole record of state sandwiches.

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